The artist favours watercolour for flower and nature studies and has produced countless portrait studies in watercolour, including babies and children.  She sometimes combines watercolour with mixed-media, pen, and pencil, using pure watercolour for landscape compositions and more finished portraits.  The compositions for the artist’s major acrylic paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour sketches.

Her landscape compositions are influenced by the poetic approach of Chinese masters who capture the essence of a scene after immersing themselves in the environment. This all-encompassing perspective is in direct contrast to the limiting “snapshot” view painted at the scene.  In some of her watercolour landscapes she paints on crumpled Japanese paper to create a shimmering textural effect.

Scenes
13 Works to view
13 Works to view

Scenes: Atmospheric landscapes composed in the studio: trees, rivers, rocks, cliffs. Plein air (early works) include bush, desert, sunsets and coastal scenes. City scenes include: streets, buildings, backyards, factories, and construction sites.
  • Cul-de-sac Composition Sketch, 1972
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • The Edge of the Lake / Umber, 1972
    watercolour
    35 x 46 cm (var)
  • Clearing / Moonlight 1, 1971 circa
    watercolour
    33 cm dia (est)
    Private collection
  • Five Trees, 1971
    watercolour
    45 x 60 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Tree Group, 1971
    watercolour
    40 x 57 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • She-Oaks by the Upper Colo, 1970
    watercolour
    35 x 48 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Old Rocks, 1969 circa
    watercolour
    35 x 51 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Moon / Moonlight 2, 1969
    watercolour
    33 cm dia (est)
    Private collection
  • View of the Lane Cove River, 1967
    watercolour
    50 x 72 cm
    Private collection
  • Blue Mountains Ridge / Rugged Landscape, 1961
    watercolour
    11 x 39 cm
  • Flowering Saltbush, Euriowie Creek, 1961
    watercolour
    38.5 x 55.5 cm
  • Ships in the Harbour, 1961
    watercolour
    23.5 x 38.5 cm
    Private collection
  • Louth Bay, SA, 1960 circa
    watercolour
    56 x 51 cm
    Private collection

WATERCOLOURS : Scenes 13 Works
WATERCOLOURS : Scenes 13 Works


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